Media Inquiry

Please send any press-related PIAAC questions to:
Holly Xie, PIAAC National Project Manager, NCES - Holly.Xie@ed.gov


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PIAAC News in the United States

  • The Economist
  • CLASP
    • "PIAAC Survey of Incarcerated Adults Confirms the Need for Investment in Correctional Education" (11/22/16) Read more ›
  • Insight News
    • "Secretary of Educationb Calls for High-Quality Education Programs in Correctional Facilities" (11/18/16) Read more ›
  • Yahoo! Finance
    • "America's outdated education system isn't producing the workers companies need" (9/24/16) Read more ›
    • "America's New Unskilled Workers" (10/8/13) Read more ›
  • Education Week
    • "U.S. Adults Below Average in Numeracy and Tech. International Report Finds" (4/4/16) Read more  ›
    • "International Test Results for Young Adults Suggest Opportunity Gaps" (3/24/16) Read more  ›
    • "U.S. Workforce Skills: Even Worse Than We Thought" (3/17/16) Read more  ›
    • "How to Confront America's International Skills Gap" (6/24/15) Read more  ›
    • "Are We Just Fooling Ourselves? Is American Education a Colossal Failure?" (4/16/15) Read more  ›
    • "The American Workforce: Survey Delivers Bad News" (2/19/15) Read more  ›
    • "U.S. Millennials Come Up Short in Global Skills Study" (2/17/15) Read more ›
    • "Study ShowsU.S. Adult Workplace Skills Lag Internationally" ( 10/8/13) Read more ›
  • Ed Week Market Brief
    • "U.S. Adults Perform Below Global Peers in Tech, Numeracy, Study Finds" (4/5/16) Read more  ›
  • GoodCall News
    • "College Graduates Have an Edge Over Non-Degree Holders, Reveals PIAAC Study on Adult Skills" (4/13/16)  Read more  ›
  • White House Blog
    • "The President's Upskill Initiative: 1 Year Later" (4/26/16) Read more  ›
  • National Council for Adult Learning
    • "FACTS & FIGURES FROM PIAAC: First Look Update, 2012/2014" (3/31/16) Read more  ›
  • Exchange Magazine
    • "Education indicators in Canada: An international perspective for 2015" (3/30/16) Read more  ›
    • "Study: University graduates with lower levels of literacy and numeracy skills, 2012" (11/5/14) Read more ›
  • US News & World Report
  • Ventura County Star
    • "Bruce Stenslie and Roger Rice: Economy depends on educated, skilled workforce" (3/26/16) Read more  ›
  • Alliance for Excellent Education
    • "INTERNATIONAL COMPARISONS: Literacy Skills of U.S. Adults Match International Averages, While Math and Technology Skills Lag Behind" (3/22/16) Read more  ›
  • eCampus News
    • "Shocking data reveals Millennials lacking skills across board" (12/26/16) Read more  ›
  • Quartz
    • "Americans are spectacularly bad at answering even the most basic math questions" (3/15/16) Read more  ›
    • "We should be paying attention to the 1% of brainiacs, not billionaires" (3/10/15) Read more  ›
  • Law Street
    • "Americans with High School Diplomas Don’t Have Same Level of Skills as International Peers" (3/13/16) Read more  › 
  • EdSurge
    • "Johnny Can’t Read—or Sort Emails? US Ranks Dead Last in Tech Skills" (3/11/16) Read more  ›
  • Care2
    • "American High School Graduates Flunk International Study of Basic Skills" (3/11/16) Read more  ›
  • Politico
    • "U.S. Adults Lag Peers in Numeracy, Problem-Solving" (3/10/16) Read more ›
  • The Wall Street Journal
    • "Americans Rank Last in Problem-Solving With Technology" (3/10/16) Read more  ›
  • The Hechinger Report
    • "Earning a college degree means having skills other workers don’t have" (3/10/16) Read more  ›
  • WTOP
    • "Report: Americans rank last in problem-solving with technology" (3/10/16) Read more  ›
  • NPR
    • "America's High School Graduates Look Like Other Countries' High School Dropouts" (3/10/16) Read more  ›
    • "Study: U.S. Adults Below Average In Literacy, Basic Math" (10/8/13) Read more ›
  • Fast Company
    • "American Workers Rank Last In Problem-Solving Skills With Technology" (3/10/16) Read more  ›
  • NCES Blog
    • "Examining the workforce skills of U.S. unemployed, young, and older adults: Updated data from the PIAAC" (3/10/16) Read more  ›
    • "Behind the degree: Direct measures of cognitive skills or reports of highest degree earned" (9/29/15)
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  • Wisconsin Public Radio
  • LSE US Centre
    • "As the workforce ages, older workers need more support and greater opportunities for training and development." (12/28/15) Read more  ›
  • Association for Talent Development
    • "Science of Learning 101: Learning Sciences and the Changing Nature of Work" (11/23/15) Read more  ›
  • PR Newswire
    • "More than half of incarcerated adults lack basic numeracy skills; nearly one-third lack basic literacy skills" (11/15/16) Read more  ›
    • "To Help More Adult Learners Earn High School Equivalency Certificates" (11/10/15) Read more  ›
    • "Millennials' Weak Skills Threaten America's Competitiveness" (2/17/15) Read more  ›
  • Center for American Progress
    • "Math Matters: How the Common Core Will Help the United States Bring Up Its Grade on Mathematics Education" (8/13/15) Read more  ›
  • Chief Learning Officer
    • Can Your Employees Read This? (8/31/15) Read more  ›
    • "Do Millennials’ Weak Skills Threaten America’s Competitiveness?" (5/15/15) Read more  ›
  • TIME
    • "Why America is Falling Behind the Rest of the World" (7/21/15) Read more›
    • "This One Question Can Show if You’re Smarter than Most U.S. Millennials" (3/11/15) Read more  ›
  • The Washington Post
    • "Not in school, not working: Millions of young people worldwide are disengaged" (5/27/15) Read more  ›
    • "U.S. millennials post ‘abysmal’ scores in tech skills test, lag behind foreign peers" (3/2/15) Read more  ›
    • "Americans are pretty bad at math. Especially young Americans." (2/4/15) Read more ›
    • "Fareed Zakaria: America’s educational failings" (5/1/14) Read more ›
    • "U.S. adults lag most countries in literacy, math and computer skills" (10/8/13) Read more ›
  • Forbes
    • "When It Comes to Tech Skills, We're Not as Good as We Think" (10/19/16) Read more  ›
    • "The Millennial Myth: Why Generational Labels Don't Work For Hiring" (5/21/15) Read more  ›
    • "America's High-Risk, High-Reward Higher Education System" (3/1/15) Read more  ›
    • "36 Million Americans Lack Basic Work Skills" (2/28/15) Read more  ›
    • "How To Solve America's Low-Skills Crisis" (2/28/15) Read more  › 
  • The New York Times
    • "Are You Smarter Than an 8th Grader?" (4/25/15) Read more ›
    • "A Simple Equation: More Education = More Income" (9/10/14) Read more ›
    • "More on American Colleges’ Standing in the World" (7/7/14) Read more ›
    • "Americans Think We Have the World’s Best Colleges. We Don’t." (6/28/14) Read more ›
    • "It’s Now the Canadian Dream" (5/14/14) Read more ›
    • "The American Middle Class Is No Longer the World’s Richest" (4/22/14) Read more ›
    • "The United States, Falling Behind" (10/22/13) Read more ›
    • "U.S. Adults Fare Poorly in a Study of Skills" (10/8/13) Read more ›
    • "Stubborn Skills Gap in America’s Work Force" (10/8/13) Read more ›
  • Fortune
    • "American Millennials are among the world's least skilled" (3/10/15) Read more  ›
    • "American teachers: As mediocre as American students?" (12/12/14) Read more ›
  • The Huffington Post
    • "So You Think You Are a Digital Native?" (6/11/15) Read more  ›
    • "American Millennials Are Some Of The World's Least Skilled People, Study Finds" (3/12/15) Read more  ›
    • "Skilled for Life?: The Training Americans Need to Succeed" (10/14/13) Read more ›
    • "Lifelong Learning Is the Key to Competitiveness" (10/11/13) Read more ›
    • "U.S. Adults Lag In Practical Workplace Skills" (10/8/13) Read more ›
  • The Atlantic
    • "The Skills Gap: America's Young Workers Are Lagging Behind" (2/17/15) Read more  ›
    • "U.S. Adults Have Mediocre Reading, Math, and Tech Skills: Does It Matter?" (10/16/13) Read more ›
    • "Americans Are Way Behind in Math, Vocabulary, and Technology" (10/9/13) Read more ›
  • iSCHOOLGUIDE
    • "1 In 6 Young Americans Neither Schooling Nor Working, OECD Report Shows" (6/3/15) Read more ›
    • "Education Department Calls for More Adult Skill Development Trainings" (2/26/15) Read more  ›
  • CNBC
    • "Millennials aren't as tech savvy as people think" (6/11/15) Read more ›
  • The Hechinger Report
    • "A challenge and a reward: $7 million XPrize to create ed tech for adult literacy" (6/8/15) Read more  ›
  • Newsmax
    • "Study: US Millennials' Skills Stack Up Poorly vs Those Overseas" (5/1/15) Read more  ›
  • Main St
    • "Job Security Confidence Is Soaring, But Americans Still Don't Have the Right Skills" (5/8/15) Read more  ›
  • Training Journal
    • "OECD: Governments must step up efforts to tackle those out of training" (5/27/15) Read more  › 
  • The Gazette
  • The Tribune-Review
  • The Journal
    • "American Teens, Young Adults Lag Behind International Peers in Tech Skills, Analysis Finds" (3/4/15) 
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    • "Study: U.S. Millennials Fall Short at Problem-Solving in Tech-Rich Environments, Other Skills" (2/17/15) 
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  • The Fiscal Times
    • "How Millennials Could Damage the U.S. Economy" (4/30/15) Read more ›
  • Human Resource Executive Online
  • Charleston Daily Mail
    • "Hoppy Kercheval: US Millennials don’t measure up" (3/31/15) Read more  ›
  • The New American
    • "American Millennials Score Poorly Against Other Nations in Skills Assessment" (3/16/15) Read more  ›
  • Daily Lobo
  • Tech.Co
  • CBS
    • "America's Millennials: Well educated but unskilled" (3/13/15) Read more  ›
  • International Business Times
    • "Millennials' Job Skills: Americans Score Low In Literacy, Basic Math And Problem Solving Compared To International Adults" (3/13/15) Read more  ›
  • RYOT
    • "American Millennials Apparently Can’t Follow Simple Directions" (3/11/15) Read more  ›
  • Vox
    • "American millennials are literally the worst (at math)" (3/2/15) Read more › 
  • EPOCH TIMES
    • "US Immigrants Just as Smart as Average Americans, and That’s a Double-Edged Sword" (3/1/15) Read more  ›
  • Cheat Sheet
  • Brookings
    • "Improving workers’ skills must include immigrants" (2/26/15) Read more  ›
    • "The 'Great Gatsby Curve' for Character Skills and Mobility" (11/18/14) Read more  ›
  • The Daily Free Press
    • "International students outperform American millennials, study finds" (2/20/15) Read more› 
  • The Daily Targum
    • "American millennials lagging behind global peers" (2/26/15) Read more  ›
  • Deseret News
    • "American millennials rank low on global skills test" (2/23/15) Read more  ›
  • Nearshore Americas
    • "Report: Young Americans Lack Numeracy and Problem-Solving Skills" (2/19/15) Read more  ›
  • City Lab
    • "A 'Disheartening Portrait' of the U.S. Labor Force" (2/16/15) Read more  › 
  • VentureBeat
    • "These are the math and tech literacy questions many Americans can’t answer" (2/18/15) Read more  ›
  • The Daily Tar Heel
  • Bluefield Daily Telegraph
    • "America’s schools produced disappointing results in recent surveys" (2/24/15) Read more  ›
  • Techwire
    • "U.S. Millennials Come Up Short in Global Skills Study" (2/18/15) Read more  ›
  • Washington Center for Equitable Growth
    • "RELEASE: Closing U.S. educational achievement gaps will increase GDP growth & raise revenue" (2/3/15) Read more  ›
  • AIR InformED
    • "New Analysis Spotlights Employees' Basic Skills Gap" (11/13/14) Read more  ›
  • U.S. DOE Homeroom
    • "American Technical Training Fund: Creating a Strong Training Pipeline to Middle-Class Jobs" (2/1/14)
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  • The New Yorker
    • "Measuring America's Decline, in Three Charts" (10/23/13) Read more ›
  • NBC News
    • "U.S. in a 'real state of crisis,' education secretary says" (10/8/13) Read more ›
  • Associated Press
    • "Lack of Worker Skills Threatens European Recovery" (10/8/13) Read more ›
    •  "American Adults Score Poorly on Global Test" (10/8/13) Read more ›
  • CNS News
    • "In 23 Advanced Economies: U.S. Adults Rank 21st in Math Skills" (10/18/13) Read more ›
  • CNN
  • CNN Money
  • USA Today
    • "U.S. adults lag behind counterparts overseas in skills" (10/8/13) Read more ›
  • Inside Higher Ed
    • "U.S. Young Adults Lag Behind International Peers" (3/11/16) Read more ›
    • "Troubling Stats on Adult Literacy" (10/8/13) Read more ›
  • The Wall Street Journal
    • "Low Skills to Hamper Spain, Italy Revival, OECD Says" (10/8/13) Read more ›
    • "Younger Americans Fare Poorly on Skills Against International Peers" (10/8/13) Read more ›
  • The Week
    • "America has fallen way behind in the smarts department" (10/8/13) Read more ›
  • Slate
    • "Americans Don't Have the Skills They Need" (10/8/13) Read more ›
  • WAER Syracuse
    • "Pro Literacy Syracuse Calls for More Investment in Adult Education" (10/9/13) Read more ›
  • Bloomberg Businessweek 
    • "Americans Are Rich but Not Very Competent" (10/9/13) Read more ›
  • Bloomberg 
    • "Can Angry Young Spaniard Get a Better Job?" (10/9/13) Read more ›
  • MintPress News 
    • "Study Shows Americans Falling Behind The World In Skill Attainment" (10/10/13) Read more ›
  • Mother Jones
    • "Americans Are Poorly Educated, Part XXVI" (10/8/13) Read more ›
  • NY Daily News
    • "Upgrade U.S. skills or pay the price" (10/9/13) Read more › 
  • WBUR
    • "Mind The Gap: How Education Inequality Holds Us Back" (12/12/13) Read more ›
  • National Review Online
    • "Basic Skills and Immigration" (10/10/13) Read more › 
    • "The Benefits of Improving U.S. Educational Performance" (10/8/13) Read more › 
  • Worldcrunch
    • "From Japan To Italy: Tour OECD's First-Ever National Rankings Of Adult Skills" (10/8/13) Read more ›
  • American Enterprise Institute
    • "What to do about America's low-skill workforce" (10/11/13) Read more ›
  • University World News
    • "OECD study exposes serious skills gaps in Europe" (10/11/13) Read more ›
  • Las Cruces Sun-News
    • "Survey: American adults are behind in workforce skills" (10/13/13) Read more ›
  • The Baltimore Sun
    • "The Common Core won't help the common man" (11/5/13) Read more ›
  • The Bridgeport News
    • "Reports says U.S. falls short in adult competencies" (10/29/13) Read more ›
  • Aiken Standard
    • "To compete globally, invest in education" (11/12/13) Read more ›
  • OECD educationtoday
  • OECD Insights
    • "Have we the skills we need to succeed?" (10/8/13) Read more ›

PIAAC News in the United Kingdom

  • Affairs Today
    • "Bottom of the pile: the latest saga in UK education" (2/12/16) Read more  ›
  • Training Journal
    • "British youngsters 'most illiterate' in developed world, says OECD" (2/1/16) Read more  ›
  • BBC News
    • "NI students 'among poorest skilled' in developed world countries" (2/1/16) Read more  ›
    • "OECD apologises to Northern Ireland students for report error" (2/2/16) Read more  ›
    • "UK nations have biggest skills gaps, says OECD" (5/27/15) Read more  ›
    • "England's young adults trail world in literacy and maths" (10/9/13) Read more ›
    • "Does England have the skills to win in the global economy?" (10/8/13) Read more ›
    • "NI lagging behind in OECD literacy and numeracy study" (10/8/13) Read more  › 
  • News Letter
  • Sky News
  • International Business Times
    • "Young people in England have 'lowest literacy levels' in developed world says OECD" (1/29/16) Read more  ›
  • The Telegraph
    • "Students with poor literacy and numeracy skills should not attend university, study suggests" (1/28/16) Read more  ›
    • "Britain's brightest leaving in brain drain and replaced with low skilled migrants" (2/26/15) Read more  ›
    • "Students from wealthy backgrounds in Northern Ireland eight times more likely to have a degree: study" (10/31/14) Read more ›
    • "Graduates' children 'earn more'" (10/31/14) Read more ›
    • "Young worse at maths and English than grandparents and behind almost every other nation" (10/8/13) 
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    • "OECD: English school leavers 'among least literate and numerate in the developed world'" (10/8/13) 
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    • "As others raced ahead, Britain's schools stood still" (10/8/13) Read more › 
  • TES
    • "UK among world's worst for 'teaching to the test', research finds" (12/18/15) Read more ›
    • "Skills gap in UK wider than other developed countries, figures show" (5/27/15) Read more  ›
  • Full Fact
    • "Counting the cost of poor literacy and numeracy skills" (5/1/15) Read more  ›
  • The Guardian
    • "OECD survey highlights skills problem among young Britons" (5/27/15) Read more  ›
    • "Labour plans for maths until 18 'best protection' against unemployment" (4/28/15) Read more › 
    • "Graduates in Italy and Spain have low basic skills, says OECD report" (9/9/14) Read more ›
    • "The UK cannot afford to waste the potential of so many of its citizens" (10/22/13) Read more ›
    • "Are Americans dumb? No, it's the inequality, stupid" (10/9/13) Read more ›
    • "Italy and Spain come bottom of OECD's literacy and numeracy league tables" (10/8/13)
    • "England's young people near bottom of global league table for basic skills" (10/8/13) Read more ›
    • "Interactive: where do the literacy and numeracy skills gaps fall?" (10/8/13) Read more ›
    • "Literacy and numeracy: which country tops the league?" (10/8/13) Read more ›
    • "Education in England: sliding down the class" (10/8/13) Read more ›
    • "English literacy and numeracy – nothing short of a national disgrace" (10/8/13) Read more › 
    • "Australia ranks fifth in literacy and 13th in numeracy, says OECD" (10/8/13) Read more ›
    • "OECD literacy leagues: poverty and inequality blamed for England's results" (10/8/13) Read more ›
    • "Business leaders issue stark warning following OECD education study" (10/8/13) Read more ›
    • "This literacy report is not a story of England's national decline" (10/8/13) Read more ›
  • Daily Mail
    • "Britain at bottom of global skills league table: Schools leavers and graduates are no better at maths and English than workers on verge of retirement" (5/23/15) Read more  ›
    • "Schools go backwards: Pupils are worse at maths and literacy than their grandparents (10/8/15) Read more ›
    • "Social mobility is among the worst in the developed world because children from poorer backgrounds are less likely to get a good education" (10/8/13) Read more › 
  • The Economist
    • "A flagging model: America's higher-education system is no longer delivering all it should" (3/28/15)
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    • "Measuring adult skills: What can you do?" (10/12/13) Read more › 
    • "Maths and middle age: Riddling sums" (10/10/13) Read more › 
  • The Conversation
    • "Long-term strategy on adult skills need political will ... and this has been lacking" (9/12/14) Read more
  • Times Higher Education
    • "Some college 'is better than none', study suggests" (1/26/17) Read more › 
    • "Parents' education ‘has greater effect’ in unequal countries" (10/31/14) Read more › 
    • "OECD questions UK graduates’ literacy and numeracy" (10/10/13) Read more › 
    • "OECD report on skills marks down UK" (10/8/13) Read more › 
  • FE Week
    • "New MPs’ investigation into adult literacy and numeracy under way" (2/11/14) Read more ›
    • "Skills report warns of numeracy and literacy failings in England and Northern Ireland" (10/8/13) Read more ›
  • The Financial Times
  • Reuters
    • "Italy, Spain come bottom of OECD's basic skills class" (10/8/13) Read more
  • The Huffington Post
    • "UK Young People's Numeracy, Literacy Skills Lowest In Developed World" (8/10/13) Read more ›
  • The Independent
    • "The obvious reasons why UK literacy and numeracy skills are among the lowest in the developed world" (10/10/13) Read more ›
    • "British education in crisis? Literacy and numeracy skills of young people in UK among lowest in developed world" (10/8/13) Read more ›
  • The Times
    • "Failures in UK adult literacy and numeracy" (10/10/13) Read more › 
    • "Quarter of English have maths skills of a ten-year-old - OECD report" (10/9/13) Read more ›
  • Daily Mirror
    • "Struggling UK kids are 'no smarter than their grandparents' and lag behind those other industrialised countries" (10/8/13) Read more ›
  • WalesOnline
    • "Worldwide rivals leave young UK adults trailing in the skills for jobs" (10/9/13)  Read more › 
  • Express

PIAAC News in Canada

  • The Star
  • Nunatsiaq News
    • "StatsCan: Nunavut low in computer literacy, school completion" (4/4/16) Read more  ›
  • Northumberland View
    • "National News: Statistics Canada Study: The association between skills and low income, 2012" (2/24/16) Read more  ›
  • The Huffington Post
    • "New Ranking Of Literacy Rates In Canada Show Good Results For Immigrants" (9/16/15) Read more ›
  • Global News
    • "Canada’s high immigrant population impacts literacy survey scores: report" (9/16/15) Read more ›
  • Canada NewsWire
    • "Canada's Adult Literacy 'Problem' and What to Do About It - C.D. Howe Institute" (9/16/15) Read more ›
  • The Globe and Mail
    • "How Canada's least literate province is trying to turn the page" (3/27/15) Read more  ›
    • "Does Canada have the skills to pay the bills?" (10/21/13) Read more ›
    • "Too many Canadians have lowest levels of literacy, numeracy" (10/10/13) Read more ›
    • "Large digital-skills divide among Canadian adults, OECD study shows" (10/8/13) Read more ›
  • The Telegram
    • "Action now aids N.L.’s future: literacy advocate" (10/9/14) Read more ›
  • The Toronto Star
    • "Canada ranks high in digital skills: OECD report" (8/10/13) Read more ›
  • CBC News
    • "Francophones lag behind anglophones in literacy: StatsCan" (9/19/16) Read more ›
    • "Canada’s math, science lag bad for economy, report says" (10/8/13) Read more ›
    • "OECD study reveals Canada's polarized workforce" (10/8/13) Read more ›
  • The Montreal Gazette
    • "Andrea's Diary: The economy of critical thinking" (10/22/13) Read more ›
  • The Canadian Press 
    • "Canadian adults match  global peers in reading, fall short in math: OECD test" (10/8/13) Read more ›
  • Higher Education Strategy Associates 
    • "PIAAC: The Results for Aboriginal and Immigrant Canadians" (10/11/13) Read more ›
  • Maclean's
    • "Adding up the ways we’re falling behind in education" (10/10/13) Read more ›

PIAAC News in Ireland

  • The Irish Times
    • "Campaign aims to aid those with reading and maths difficulties" (9/8/16) Read more  ›
    • "Literacy levels and education" (2/3/16) Read more  ›
    • "OECD finds literacy an issue among university students" (1/30/16) Read more  ›
    • "Poor infrastructure ‘contributing to slip’ in university rankings" (5/28/15) Read more  ›
    • "Irish adults at or below average for literacy and numeracy" (10/8/13) Read more ›
    • "Literacy and numeracy among Irish average or below, according to survey" (10/9/13) Read more ›
    • "Despite strong literary tradition, study reveals lacklustre literacy results" (10/9/13) Read more ›
  • Finfacts Ireland
    • "Returning Irish needed to fill workforce's big skills gap" (2/15/16) Read more  ›
    • "Ireland: Fourth highest 25-34 year old ratio of third-level graduates in developed world: So what?" (6/9/15) Read more ›
  • RTE News
    • "Half of people with numeracy problems complete Leaving Cert" (9/21/15) Read more ›
  • Irish Independent
    • "Literacy survey makes for a disturbing read" (9/10/13) Read more ›
    • "One-in-five adults has difficulty with basic literacy tasks" (9/10/13) Read more ›
    • "Inez Bailey: Literacy is like a muscle – you need to use it regularly" (9/10/13) Read more ›
    • "One in five Irish adults have problems reading instructions on ATM machines or understanding information on groceries" (8/10/13) Read more ›
  • Irish Mirror
    • "One in six struggle to read and write, shocking survey reveals" (10/8/13) Read more ›

PIAAC News in Japan

  • The Japan Times
    • "Public education spending in Japan lowest in OECD for sixth straight year" (11/25/15) Read more  ›
    • "Japan adults tops in reading, math but slip in tech-related tasks: OECD" (10/8/13) Read more ›
  • The Mainichi
    • "Japan ranks top in OECD survey on adults' literacy, numeracy skills"
  • The Asahi Simbun
    • "OECD survey gives Japan top marks for 'adult skills' in literacy, numeracy" (10/9/13) Read more ›
    • "Japan’s high OECD test scores show knowledge sinks in" (10/10/13) Read more ›
  • Hurriyet Daily News
    • "Japanese adults top in reading, math skills: OECD study" (10/8/13) Read more ›

 PIAAC News in Other Countries

  • Australia
    • The Age
    • The Australian Financial Review
      • "Australian adults better at words than numbers" (10/9/13) Read more ›
    • The Australian
      • "Australians lack basic literacy, numeracy skills" (10/11/13) Read more ›
      • "Nearly half of South Australian adults have poor or very poor literacy and numeracy skills, study finds" (10/9/13) Read more ›
    • The Educator
      • "Opinion: Workplace problems demand workplace solutions" (1/21/16) Read more  ›
    • Manufacturers' Monthly
      • "Employers unhappy with literacy and numeracy levels" (1/18/16) Read more  ›
    • Sunshine Coast Daily
      • "Research shows employees can't spell or do basic maths" (1/19/16) Read more  ›
  • Cyprus
    • Cyrpus Mail
      • "Older generation better at math and reading" (10/10/13) Read more ›
    • Famagusta Gazette
  • Denmark
    • Danish Ministry of Education
      • "PISA-PIAAC study shows that teenage reading skills are crucial in later life" (6/19/14) Read more ›
  • France
    • The Local
  • Germany
    • Deutsche Welle
      • "Germany scores 'average' in OECD reading, math test" (8/10/13) Read more ›
    • The Local
      • "Every sixth German as literate as a ten-year-old" (10/8/13) Read more ›
  • Indonesia
    • East Asia Forum
    • The Jakarta Post
      • "Indonesia's workforce in need of total overhaul" (9/3/16) Read more ›
  • Israel
    • Haaretz
      • "OECD Report on Israelis' Lack of Skills Point to a National Problem That Must be Addressed" (6/30/16) Read more  ›
    • i24news
      • "Israelis rank low on basic reading, math skills: OECD report" (6/28/16) Read more  ›
    • The Jerusalem Post
      • "Challenges ahead as school year begins" (9/2/16) Read more  ›
      • "Start-Up Nation's students lag behind in reading, math, and computer skills (6/28/16) Read more  ›
      • "Economy Ministry to address ‘serious and growing skills shortages’ in Israel" (10/20/14) Read more ›
  • Italy
    • Xinhua
      • "Analysts urge educational system reform, as Italian youth trail behind for literacy, math" (10/13/13)            Read more ›
  • New Zealand
    • NZ Herald
      • "New study finds when Kiwis are at their smartest" (6/28/16) Read more ›
    • Scoop
      • "New Zealand fourth in OECD for adult literacy" (6/28/16) Read more ›
  • Singapore
    • BBC News
      • "Singapore leads the way for workplace skills" (6/28/16) Read more  › 
    • HRD Singapore
    • Straits Times
      • "Brush up or lose out: Message for older adults" (6/29/16) Read more  ›  
      • "Skills gap between younger and older Singapore workers: OECD study" (6/29/16) Read more  ›
      • "Young Singaporeans top competency rankings while older citizens lag behind, study finds" (6/29/16) Read more  ›
    • Today
      • "Higher skills likely to bring more pay in S'pore than in other countries: Survey" (6/29/16) Read more  ›
      • "S'pore adults lagging behind in literacy, maths: OECD" (6/28/16) Read more  ›
  • South Korea
    • Arirang News
      • "Young Koreans may be tech savvy, but older adults lagging behind: OECD" (10/10/13) Read more ›
    • The Hankyoreh
      • "S. Korean economy plagued by skill mismatch" (4/12/2016) Read more  ›
      • "Some  pushing for more elementary school instruction of Chinese characters" (8/13/15) Read more ›
    • The Korea Bizwire
      • "Korea Estimated to Have Lowest Number of Robot-Replaceable Jobs" (5/31/16) Read more  ›
    • The Korea Herald
      • "Survey shows wide generation gap in adult literacy, skills" (10/8/13) Read more ›
    • Today
      • "S Korea's PISA rankings masking its educational woes" (7/23/15) Read more  ›
  • Spain
    • People's Daily Online
      • "OECD study shows Spain bottom of class for educational basics" (10/8/13) Read more ›
  • Turkey
    • Hurriyet Daily News
      • "Turkish adults score low in literacy, numeracy, problem-solving: OECD" (6/29/16) Read more  ›
  • Multiple Countries/General
    • The Local (Norway) 
      • "Sweden beats Norway in all key adult skills: OECD" (10/8/13) Read more ›
    • LSE Business Review
      • "ICT skills are substantially rewarded in modern labour markets" (9/23/16) Read more  ›
    • Nielson Norman Group
      • "The Distribution of Users’ Computer Skills: Worse Than You Think" (10/13/16) Read more  ›
    • NordForsk
      • "Impossible to compensate as an adult for deficiencies in compulsory education" (1/9/17) Read more  ›
    • Nordic Labour Journal
      • "Editorial: Basic skills - use them or lose them" (5/21/15) Read more  ›
    • OECD Education & Skills Today
    • OECD Skills and Work
      • "More on the Survey of Adult Skills: The outcome of investment in skills" (7/15/2016) Read more ›
    • Politico
    • Science|Business
      • "First international skills survey reveals huge disparity across Europe" (10/9/13) Read more › 
    • Social Europe Journal
      • "Radical New Insights Into Adults’ Skills And Competences" (8/10/13) Read more ›

2013 U.S. Press Release

Center for American Progress - Boosting Adult Educational Skills Can Grow the Middle Class

National Coalition for Literacy - Response to the OECD Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies Report

ProLiteracy - ProLiteracy Announces That the New Data On Adult Literacy is a Clarion Call

Center for Law and Social Policy - U.S. Workers Lagging Behind on Basic Skills

Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy - What's the story?

Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy - Media Matters: PIAAC

New America Foundation - One in Six American Adults Lack Basic Skills: The PIAAC Results and Implications for Federal Policy

New Mexico Coalition for Literacy - Response To International Report